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Fujifilm X-A20 Memory Card Compatibility

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Fujifilm X-A20 SD Memory Card Compatibility

SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards will function with Fujifilm X-A20. For burst shooting and video, it is critical the memory card you use has a fast enough write speed.

You can reduce the functionality of your camera by using the wrong card.

If you’re in a hurry, here’s the best card you can buy for the Fujifilm X-A20:

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB SD Card
Check prices on: Amazon
  • UHS-I, U1, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 10MB/s write speeds.
  • Excellent choice for photos.
  • Capable of recording Full HD (1920x1080) Video.
  • Inexpensive with more than good enough performance.
  • Larger capacities are available for a reasonable price.

Best SD Cards

Memory cards have come way down in cost the time since the release of the Fujifilm X-A20.

With prices getting affordable, it would not be cost-effective to spend money on anything but a professional-quality card.

The best memory cards I use have been the SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance models. I have never endured a card become inoperable or corrupted data with those SD cards.

All the hassles I have had has been when using generic unbranded cards. Hoping to save a little bit of money isn’t worth it if your X-A20 will not function as expected.

To save some money, purchase a lower capacity memory card from a quality manufacturer. By making that choice, you will not have to worry about the photos stored on the card.

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB SD Card
Check prices on: Amazon
  • UHS-I, U1, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 10MB/s write speeds.
  • Excellent choice for photos.
  • Capable of recording Full HD (1920x1080) Video.
  • Inexpensive with more than good enough performance.
  • Larger capacities are available for a reasonable price.

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PNY Elite-X 128GB SD Card
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  • UHS-I, U3, V30, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 30MB/s write speeds.
  • Good for burst shooting photos and recording 4K video.
  • Larger capacity cards are available.
  • Reliable & Durable: Magnet Proof, Shock Proof, Temperature Proof, Waterproof.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB SD Card
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  • Comparatively expensive for faster read speeds.
  • UHS-I, U3, V30, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 30MB/s write speeds.
  • Only makes sense for professional use or if you need the largest storage capacity available.
  • Temperature-proof, waterproof, shock-proof, and X-ray-proof.

Fujifilm X-A20 SD Card Compatibility

Only use SDXC, SDHC, and SD cards in the Fujifilm X-A20. Make sure you have the most up to date firmware installed on your camera for the best functionality.

The newest SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity) cards, can not be used with the X-A20.

Four different specifications of Secure Digital (SD) cards that you should pay attention to. SD cards can be recognized from the storage capactiy of the memory card.

  • SD (Secure Digital) - 128MB to 2GB.
  • SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) - 4GB to 32GB.
  • SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) - 64GB to 2TB.
  • SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity) - 4TB to 128TB.

Image Capacity

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SD Card Contacts

The following is an estimation of just how many large JPEGs photos you can be expecting to store on a memory card:

  • 16GB - 4,640 images
  • 32GB - 9,280 images
  • 64GB - 18,560 images
  • 128GB - 37,120 images

Speed, Class, & UHS Ratings

Card Speed

The speed rating of an SD card is based on the sequential read and write speeds. Card continuous write speed is essential for continuous shooting as well as video.

A slow memory card can cause a drop in the number of continuous images the Fujifilm X-A20 can take. This is because the camera’s buffer is not able to write data to the card fast enough.

With video, a slow memory card can cause an abrupt end to recording. The video file might also end up being corrupted. If you are going to record video, it is essential the card you use meets the required continuous write speed for video.

Card read speed is nice to have for transferring files to a computer or laptop. If you have cards that are full, a card with a fast read speed will reduce the amount of time it takes the transfer to complete.

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The Class rating of a card is determined by the continuous write speed. Cards that have a minimum write speed of 10MB/s will be labeled Class 10.

  • Class 2 - 2MB/s
  • Class 4 - 4MB/s
  • Class 6 - 6MB/s
  • Class 8 - 8MB/s
  • Class 10 - 10MB/s or faster

Every brand of memory card that you can get will be rated Class 10. You can find the class rating of a memory card by finding a number inside of a C on the front label.

Ultra High Speed (UHS)

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Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus can often be found in SDHC, SDXC, and SDUC memory cards. UHS cards to have increased write speeds.

There are three separate specs. The versions are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

To find out the UHS rating of a memory card, look at the label. If the SD card has UHS, a Roman numeral I, II, or III can be found on the front of the SD memory card.

  • UHS-I - Maximum transfer rate of 104 MB/s
  • UHS-II - Maximum transfer rate of 312 MB/s
  • UHS-III - Maximum transfer rate of 624 MB/s

If you needed choose one, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Fujifilm X-A20. Any future camera you own, you will know what SD memory card to purchase.

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